Ariel and I found this snail sliming about in the little pile of weeds we were making during a pre-football gardening session this morning.
HER: Mummy, mummy, issa snail in our leaves.
ME: Isn’t that lucky? Hello, snail!
HER: I don’t like snail mummy, snail on our leaves.
ME: It just wants to sit there for a bit, dear. That’s OK – we can share.
HER: Want to take a picture mummy.
ME: Go get your camera then.
HER: Mummy get her camera as well?
[Pause while we go inside and find our cameras, come back outside and take pictures. I try, unsuccessfully, to get some video that isn’t blurry.]
HER: I like snails.
ME: I like snails too.